The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative is excited to promote a fourth round of the Shared Streets & Spaces Grant Program from the Mass. Department of Transportation (MassDOT).
The program, which awards bonus points for projects that are inclusive of older adults, provides funding to municipalities and public transit authorities to quickly implement improvements to plazas, sidewalks, curbs, streets, bus stops, parking areas, and other public spaces in support of public health, safe mobility, and strengthened commerce. Continue reading
Mass Cultural Council funds and manages a network of 329 Local Cultural Councils (LCCs) across the state, representing every city and town in the Commonwealth. Each council awards money based on individual community cultural needs, assessed and set by council members. Applicants apply directly to local councils. Continue reading
The Metropolitan Area Planning Council (“MAPC”) in partnership with MassDevelopment, has developed this state-wide Taxi/Livery Partnership Grant program to provide funding for grantees to contract with taxicab, livery, or hackney businesses for transportation and delivery needs for the Commonwealth’s vulnerable populations and others. Continue reading
The Massachusetts Healthy Aging Collaborative promotes funding opportunities as they become available that support communities and stakeholders in creating more inclusive age- and dementia friendly communities. Below are the latest round of these opportunities: Continue reading
Adults who engage in music are more likely to self-report their overall health, brain health, and cognitive function as excellent or very good, according to a new report by AARP. The findings come from the 2020 Music and Brain Health Survey, which included 3,185 U.S. adults ages 18 and older and weighted to include a balance of respondents by demographics. Continue reading
The National Council on Aging (NCOA) believes every person deserves to age well and announced a call for photographers to submit work that explores the artistic expression of Aging Well for All—how older adults are making the most of their longevity. Continue reading
MHAC is always looking for practices, programs and solutions that can be implemented in age- and dementia friendly communities. Increasingly, arts and cultural opportunities are emerging as a way to bring generations together and create social engagement opportunities. Continue reading
Bicycle lanes and parklets are fun, easy and popular pop-up projects. There are many ways to create a demonstration bike lane. Parklets — which are essentially parking spots for people rather than cars — can be created with little more than paint, plywood and some decorative accessories.
This photo album is an excerpt from The Pop-Up Placemaking Tool Kit, a free publication by AARP and the planning and design firm Team Better Block, to be released on December 4. Continue reading
Managed in collaboration with MassDevelopment, the Mass Cultural Council’s “Cultural Facilities Fund” (CFF) is an initiative of the state of Massachusetts providing grants to support the acquisition, design, repair, rehabilitation, renovation, expansion, or construction of nonprofit cultural facilities state-wide. Continue reading